FCWG 2018-19 Learning Exchange Series Session: Trust for Public Land

Speakers include Breece Robertson, Emmalee Dolfi, and Fred Gifford of the Trust for Public Land.


Using Big Data to Inform Land Conservation and Park Development that Address Climate Change 


  • Breece Robertson, VP/Director of Research and Innovation, Trust for Public Land 
  • Emmalee Dolfi, Senior Manager of Enterprise Data Systems, Trust for Public Land 
  • Fred Gifford, Director of Geospatial and Applied Analytics, Trust for Public Land 


As part of our mission to create parks and protect land for people, The Trust for Public Land seeks to find multiple benefit land conservation and park development opportunities that address climate change, social vulnerability, human health and other societal needs. Building on more than forty years of experience in strategically targeting park creation and land protection to access “gap areas,” we are using the power of big data, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), AI, and Machine learning to achieve our objectives. This presentation will present several of our most recent national analysis and mapping efforts including CarbonMap for prioritizing carbon sequestration opportunities and ParkServe for understanding park need.

Presentation Slides 

Supplementary Materials



About the FCWG 2018-19 Learning Exchange Series

The Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) 2018-19 Learning Exchange Series covers current topics and issues in domestic forest carbon policies and management approaches for a changing climate. The FCWG represents a diverse group of forest interests including landowners, industry, conservationists, academia, and those active in carbon markets. The group has worked together for more than 8 years to advocate for state and federal policies that work to ensure sustainable forest use and prevention of land use change. We have currently been in the process of reinvigorating our focus and activities and welcome inquiries into our work. Please reach out if you have questions or think your organization may be interested in joining.

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